Iheanacho scores first goal for Leicester City


Nigeria international striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal for Leicester City in their 3-1 win over championship side Leeds United in the 4th round of the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Things started rather badly for the foxes who fired coach Shakespeare last week when Pablo Hernandez opened scores for the visitors in the 26th minute with a sumptuous strike from outside the box.

But former Manchester City forward Iheanacho responded with a 25-yard left foot grounder to level the scores for the hosts after defensive mix up by Leeds. It’s his first goal in seven appearances for Leicester City after his £25 million move from the Citizens in the summer

Iheanacho then set up Algerian strike partner Islam slimani in the 70th minute to tap home his cross before coming off eleven minutes later for Jamie Verdy.

Another Algerian, Rihad Mahrez scored Leicester City’s third two minutes from time and put the game beyond impressive Leeds.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was rested but Ahmed Musa returned to the bench along side his Nigerian compatriot as both watched on from the bench.

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